How long is 4,000 years?
It's about sixteen times as long as a Giant Tortoise's Lifespan
The length of a Giant Tortoise's Lifespan is about 250 years.
(for Adwaita, an Aldabra Giant Tortoise) (Dipsochelys dussumieri, formerly Geochelone gigantea)
Adwaita, an Aldabra Giant Tortoise who lived the later part of his life in the Alipore Zoological Gardens in Kolkata, India, was 250 years old at the time of his death. Once a pet of Major-General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, who is credited with securing India as a colony of Great Britain, Adwaita lived through the entirety of India's 190 years as a British colony.
It's about 40 times as long as Pepi II's reign
The length of Pepi II's reign is about 100 years.
(a.k.a. Neferkare) (2278 BCE - 2184 BCE)
The sixth dynasty pharaoh of Egypt's Old Kingdom, Pepi II Neferkare ascended to the throne at the age of six and is generally thought to have reigned until his death at the age of one-hundred — a total of 94 years. His reign was the longest of any monarch in history.
It's about 150 times as long as Pius IX's reign
The length of Pius IX's reign is about 31.650 years.
(a.k.a. Pope Blessed Pius IX, a.k.a. Giovanni Maria Mastai-Ferretti) (1792-1878)
The longest reigning Pope in the Church's history, Pius IX reigned from June 16th, 1846 to February 7th, 1878 — 31.650 years. As the last monarchical Pope, he ruled over 3,000,000 subjects in the Papal States until 1870.
It's about 350 times as long as FDR's Presidential Term
The length of FDR's Presidential Term is about 12.110 years.
(a.k.a. Franklin Roosevelt, a.k.a. Franklin Delano Roosevelt) (1933-45)
FDR, the 32nd President of the United States, served from March 4th, 1933 to April 12th, 1945, dying after 12.110 years in office. At the time of his sudden death, Elizabeth Shoumatoff was painting a portrait of Roosevelt which, never finished, now hangs in a museum at the site of Roosevelt's Presidential retreat in Georgia.
It's about 400 times as long as King Tut's reign
The length of King Tut's reign is about 10 years.
(a.k.a. Tutankhamun, a.k.a. Tutankhaten, a.k.a. tVwa:t-ʕa:nəx-ʔaˡma:n) (1333 BCE - 1324 BCE)
Pharaoh of the 18th dynasty, Tutankhamun begin his reign at the age of eight in 1333 BCE and remained pharaoh until 1324 BCE — 9 years later. When artifacts from Tut's tomb were on display at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York City, New York) from late 1976 to 1979, they were viewed by an estimated 8 million people.
It's about 500 times as long as The American Revolutionary War
The length of The American Revolutionary War is about 8.3780 years.
(a.k.a. American War of Independence) (1775-83)
The War between Great Britain and the its thirteen colonies in North America (now the United States) for the independence of the United States is generally considered to have started with the Battle of Lexington and Concord on April 18th, 1775 (sometimes known as "The Shot Heard 'round the World") and to have concluded with the signing of the Treaty of Paris on September 3rd, 1783 — 8.3780 years. A total of 25,000 Americans are estimated to have died as a result of the war.
It's about 650 times as long as The Construction of the Chunnel
The length of The Construction of the Chunnel is about 6.3880 years.
(a.k.a. Channel Tunnel, a.k.a. Le tunnel sous la Manche) (1987 thru 1994) (Folkstone, Kent, UK to Coquelles, Pas-de-Calais, France)
The construction crew of the Chunnel broke ground in England on December 15th, 1987 and the tunnel was inaugurated by the Queen of England and the President of France on May 6th, 1994 — a total construction time of 6.3820 years. The 4.9 million cubic meters of chalk excavated from the UK side of the Chunnel was dumped within sea walls to create the 299,467.38 sq. km (74 acre) Samphire Hoe County Park near Dover, Kent.
It's about 650 times as long as World War II
The length of World War II is about 6.005 years.
(a.k.a. Second World War, a.k.a. WWII, a.k.a. WW2) (1939 - 1945)
The most widespread war in history, the Second World War is generally considered to have started with the German invasion of Poland on September 1st, 1939 and to have until the surrender of Japan on September 2nd, 1945, a total of 6.004 years. Also the deadliest conflict in history, the war had an estimated 60 million casualties globally.
It's about 900 times as long as World War I
The length of World War I is about 4.370 years.
(a.k.a. First World War, a.k.a. Great War, a.k.a. World War, a.k.a. War to End All Wars, a.k.a. WWI, a.k.a. WW1) (1914 - 1918)
World War I is considered to have begun with the assassination of Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28th, 1914 and to have lasted until the signing of the armistice with Germany on November 11th, 1918, for a total of 4.370 years. However, the Treaty of Versailles which ended conflicts between the major powers was not signed until June 28th, 1919 and the last formal peace treaties were not signed until August 23rd, 1923 — 4.780 years after the armistice was signed.
It's about 950 times as long as The First walk around the world
The length of The First walk around the world is about 4.2940 years.
(1970 - 1974) (Dave, John, and Peter Kunst) (including time in recovery)
On June 20th, 1970, Dave Kunst set out from Waseca, Minnesota with $1,000 and a mule. Kunst completed his walk around the world (with a 0.33310 years pause following an assault he suffered during the journey) on October 5th, 1974 — 4.2930 years.
It's about 1,000 times as long as The US Civil War
The length of The US Civil War is about 3.990 years.
(a.k.a. War Between the States, a.k.a. the Great Rebellion, a.k.a. the War of the Rebellion) (1861-65) (United States)
The deadliest war in American history, the American Civil War is generally considered to have begun on with the attack on Fort Sumter on April 12th, 1861 and to have lasted until the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army on April 9th, 1865 — 3.990 years. A total of 620,000 American (including Confederate) soldiers are estimated to have lost their lives due to the war.
It's about 1,500 times as long as The Korean War
The length of The Korean War is about 3.088 years.
(1951-53) (to armistice signing)
The Korean War between North Korea (a.k.a. Democratic People's Republic of Korea, a.k.a. DPRK) and South Korea (a.k.a. Republic of Korea, a.k.a. ROK) began on June 25th, 1950 during the Cold War. The war paused with the signing of an armistice on July 27th, 1953 — 3.088 years — although the war is officially ongoing and marked by occasional border conflicts.
It's about 15,000 times as long as The First artificial heart patient's survival
The length of The First artificial heart patient's survival is about 0.3070 years.
(1982) (Dr. Barney Bailey Clark; first permanent, pneumatic device)
On December 2nd, 1982 Dr. William DeVries implanted the first artificial heart into Dr. Barney Bailey Clark, who went on to live for 0.3070 years. This early model of the artificial heart was controlled and powered by an external, 146.51 kg (323 lb) machine that Dr. Clark had to cart with him as he moved throughout the hospital.
It's about 15,000 times as long as The Spanish-American War
The length of The Spanish-American War is about 0.2990 years.
The War between Spain and the United States over the liberation of Cuba began on April 25th, 1898 and lasted until the signing of the Treaty of Paris on August 12th, 1898, 0.2960 years. The Treaty gave the United States control of Cuba, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Guam.
It's about 15,000 times as long as The First spaceflight (Sputnik)
The length of The First spaceflight (Sputnik) is about 0.250 years.
(a.k.a. Sputnik 1, a.k.a. Спутник-1, a.k.a. "Satellite-1", a.k.a. Простейший Спутник-1) (1957) (total time in orbit)
Launched from Kazakhstan in 1957, Sputnik was the first artificial satellite placed into orbit around Earth, where it remained for 0.250 years. During its voyage, it traveled about 70,000,000 km (43,495,983.46 mi), completing an orbit of the planet every 0.00018 years.